Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

February 26, 2020

Wireless fast charging via magnetic resonance for fleet vehicles

Develops a modular resonant magnetic wireless system for fast-charging fleet vehicles, initially targeting buses and taxis Momentum's transmitters and receivers are notable in that their coils are of equal size, which the company claims allows its systems to achieve higher efficiencies than its ... read more.
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Benjamin Torda

Next Generation Power More...

February 26, 2020

Tubular PEM fuel cells

The company was founded by Professor Raghunathan Rengaswamy, S.R. Suseendiran, and Samuel Pearn-Rowe based on their research at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM); Elicius is currently part of the IITM Incubation Cell program; in 2019, it was a winner of the Carbon Zero Challenge; the ... read more.
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Chad Goldberg

The Future of Mobility

February 26, 2020

Electric bike-share company

Wheels was founded in 2018 by Jonathan and Joshua Viner, former founders and executives of dog walking app Wag The company builds modular, electric, no-pedal bikes and operates a dockless bike-share service The company claims a safer, more accessible, and more efficient alternative to current ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

February 25, 2020

Health insurtech platform that personalizes and optimizes access to health insurance and services

The company was founded by Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi, and Josh Kushner, who were classmates at Harvard Business School and were inspired to start Oscar Health by a shared experience with opaque and convoluted hospital billing systems. To date, the company has raised about $1.3 billion in funding... read more.
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Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 25, 2020

Mechanochemical production of MOFs

Lux profiled MOF Technologies in 2016 – see the full profile through the coverage history below. So far, the company has raised about $3.2 million over two funding rounds; it completed a Series A of $1.85 million in January 2017 with Excelsa Ventures as the main investor, with support from Johnson ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

February 25, 2020

Machine learning algorithms and app to organize scouting aimed at identifying and treating symptoms of plant disease, pests, and stress

Develops computer vision and machine learning software (Agrio) to diagnose symptoms of plant disease, pest damage, and nutrient deficiencies and offer corresponding treatment recommendations Saillog's system identifies 100 diseases across 42 different crops Initially established a B2C freeware ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

February 25, 2020

Uses bioinformatics and machine learning to develop microbiome-based therapeutics for livestock

The company was founded by current CEO Christopher Belnap, Ph.D., who is a microbiologist with previous experience as a research scientist at DuPont, Taxon Biosciences, and M2E Systems. To date, the company has raised approximately $200,000 from Illumina Accelerator; Resilient Biotics also closed an... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

February 25, 2020

Developing a process that yields potassium fertilizer with claimed additional soil health benefits from feldspar deposits

Advanced Potash Technologies (APT) produces a value-added source of potassium from feldspar through a hydrothermal process APT initially sponsored research to develop the technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and now has an exclusive license to the core technology as well as ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

February 24, 2020

Performance data analytics of lab-scale and product-level energy storage devices

Develops a battery data analytics software for global battery OEMs, transportation companies, consumer electronics companies, and energy storage developers and operators; the software imports data across different testing, manufacturing, and operations sources, converts data into a common format, ... read more.
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Jonathan Melnick

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 24, 2020

Nano copper inks and pastes

Developed its own copper nanoparticles, which it produces in-house and then formulates into inks and pastes for five target applications: high-power die attach, 3D printing, interconnects in the bezel of mobile phone displays, EMI shielding, and thermal vias for PCBs Offers cost and performance ... read more.
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Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Innovating the Lithium Industry

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

With many automakers heavily invested in battery electric vehicle (BEV) development and more than 1 million vehicles in annual sales, the electric mobility revolution is well underway. Yet even as more and more automakers announce aggressive electrification strategies, challenges facing the lithium industry could have significant impacts on the future battery and BEV markets. This report considers the gap between lithium supply and demand forecasts, the innovative companies looking to address the challenges in producing battery-ready lithium chemicals, and the established incumbents best positioned to take advantage of this critical market opportunity.

Decarbonizing the global energy trade

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

As renewable energy generation grows to meet decarbonization goals, so do concerns about overgeneration and curtailment. Hydrogen is increasingly seen as means to reduce curtailment by shuttling energy that would otherwise be wasted on the grid to other sectors like industry and transportation – a practice called sector coupling. While sector coupling may help curtailment, it doesn’t address the myriad regions that lack the land area or resource potential like Japan or the Netherlands to overbuild solar and wind generation. These regions instead must find a means to import renewable energy cheaply to realize decarbonization goals. In this report, we will highlight the challenges of sector coupling and provide a framework to identify the best energy vectors to import and export renewable energy.

Digital Therapeutics

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Digital therapeutics are a key element of the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare. These tools support personalized yet scalable health services, which is critical where high costs and accessibility represent barriers to quality healthcare. This report will outline the landscape of digital therapeutics, demystify the challenges that they face, and provide an outlook on the future role of digital therapeutics in the healthcare landscape.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on LNG Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system and analyze the collateral impact of emerging technologies on LNG markets in the near future.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Framing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Current Status, Opportunities, and Challenges

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

Food, water, and energy are critical resources, and share intimate connections. This connection forms a nexus, with actions in one sector influencing the others. Historically, policy and strategy makers have often considered these systems independently, disregarding their inter-dependency. Growing concerns on the affordability and accessibility of resources, driven by climate change and population growth, are making it increasingly important to understand the impacts and influences each of these sectors has on its counterparts in the nexus. This report will discuss the current state of the water-energy-food nexus, looking into its benefits for corporations, and barriers to successfully navigating; it will highlight successful strategies by companies using the nexus for more efficient and sustainable resource management.

AR-enabling data processing and software components

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

Immersive and realistic overlay of virtual content onto a real-world image requires not only sophisticated hardware elements but also data processing. This study will dive into the necessary software components that enable AR experiences, describing critical computation steps such as simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), eye tracking, and image recognition for face, object, and gesture detections. We’ll also highlight various applications and developers that use these software elements in specific use-cases

EV Inflection Tracker: 2020 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

Electric vehicles are no longer a niche segment of the automotive industry, approaching 2 million in annual sales. Automakers are now committing billions toward securing raw materials and battery supplies, designing platforms, and building manufacturing capacity for electrified vehicles. However, as governments around the world roll back subsidies while tightening environmental regulations and forcing automakers to sell electric vehicles, automakers face the challenge of making electric vehicles profitably at a large scale. This report analyzes a decade of electric vehicle data to determine how electric vehicles compete with performance from internal combustion engines on metrics like range, price, charging speed, and others.